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Sayonara DZ: Rangers Ship Michael Del Zotto to Preds for Defenseman Kevin Klein; is There More to Come?
January 22nd, 2014 at 3:28 PM
***PHOTO1***Bringing to fruition a move that's seemed inevitable for a long time now, the New York Rangers have shipped underachieving defenseman Michael Del Zotto to the Nashville Predators for fellow D-man Kevin Klein. The 29-year old Klein--a right handed shot--has a goal and two assists this season for Nashville, to go...

New York Rangers Head Coach: Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier Want the Job
June 3rd, 2013 at 12:29 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Rangers fired head coach John Tortorella last week, and all of a sudden the job is the hottest commodity in the National Hockey League. Rumors have swirled over Lindy Ruff and Alain Vigneault being the early front runners for the job, but two hockey legends have expressed interest...

New York Rangers General Manager Glen Sather Conference Call Following John Tortorella Firing
May 30th, 2013 at 10:13 AM
***VIDEO1*** New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather addressed the media yesterday afternoon after releasing John Tortorella of his coaching duties. He didn't go into detail on why Tortorella was fired, but Sather said it was his decision and the team would start to evaluate new potential coaching candidates. Also touched...

John Tortorella: Former New York Rangers’ Coach Top 10 Soundbytes
May 29th, 2013 at 2:07 PM
***VIDEO1*** The New York Rangers relived head coach John Tortorella of his coaching duties even though he had a year remaining on his contract. Perhaps they feel he isn't a fit with the guys on the roster, maybe they were tired of his antics. Anyway, enjoy the blasts he's been known for throughout...

With Last Night’s Game Behind Us Let’s Evaluate How the New York Rangers were Fleeced by the Columbus Blue Jackets
April 4th, 2013 at 12:48 PM
***VIDEO1*** When the final buzzer sounded after last night's decisive 6-1 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Rangers general manager Glen Sather looked like an absolute genius. He was being praised for his move to send star winger Marian Gaborik to the Columbus Blue Jackets in return for Derick Brassard,...

BREAKING NEWS: New York Rangers Acquire Ryane Clowe
April 2nd, 2013 at 6:36 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Rangers have completed a trade with the San Jose Sharks, officially agreeing to acquire forward Ryane Clowe for draft picks. The original asking price had come down after the Sharks were originally after a first-round draft pick for the big winger, but the Rangers landed the gritty forward...

New York Rangers Should Add Depth at Trade Deadline
March 25th, 2013 at 3:20 PM
***PHOTO1*** With the April 3 NHL Trade Deadline looming, the pressure is on for all 30 general managers to make the right move(s) for their teams moving forward. The man under the most pressure may very well be Glen Sather of the New York Rangers. The Rangers came into the lockout-shortened season as...

New York Rangers’ Stu Bickel Clears Waivers; Teammates React to Halpern Being Claimed by Montreal Canadiens
March 24th, 2013 at 12:36 PM
***VIDEO1*** It really should come as no surprise, but New York Rangers defenseman/fourth-line forward Stu Bickel has cleared waivers and will report to the Connecticut Whale of the AHL. Him going unclaimed just shows that 29 other NHL general managers agree that Bickel just isn't cut out of the world's top hockey...

New York Rangers Look to Continue Losing Ways of Florida Panthers
March 21st, 2013 at 4:53 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Rangers welcome the Florida Panthers into Madison Square Garden Thursday night on Captain Ryan Callahan's birthday. The Panthers rank dead last in the Eastern Conference, as they're riddled with injuries, and they're just struggling as a result of it. The Rangers on the other hand have won two...

New York Rangers: Execution and System are the Problem; not Coaching
March 18th, 2013 at 2:04 PM
***PHOTO1*** For all the New York Rangers fans out there crying for the team to fire head coach John Tortorella, please stop. Tortorella is not what's wrong with the Rangers. The team isn't scoring goals in large part because of execution (which falls on the players) and the current system run (which...

New York Rangers and New York Knicks Hike Ticket Prices
March 12th, 2013 at 1:38 PM
***PHOTO1*** Per a press release from Madison Square Garden yesterday, season-ticket holders will pay 4 percent more for the 2013-14 season if hey wish to keep their seats. The team has sold out its games for the past six seasons, including this one even with the lockout. They'll be contacted by service...

New York Rangers Possible Interest in Brenden Morrow
March 12th, 2013 at 11:38 AM
***VIDEO1*** Dallas Stars captain Brenden Morrow is a hot commodity on the trade market, and the New York Rangers seem to have interest in the veteran forward. ***PHOTO1*** Perhaps they're just one of the teams that want to be a part of the sweepstakes, as the Boston Bruins are the current front runner. Morrow...

NHL Realignment News: New York Rangers Lucky to Have Rick Nash
March 8th, 2013 at 12:18 PM
***VIDEO1*** Yes, we understand this is very old news, but the NHL announced that the Players' Association approved the league's realignment proposal which will take effect next season. ***PHOTO1*** They've agreed to a three-year term, with the second year marking the beginning of a possible reevaluation. The move would eliminate the two-conference, six-division...

New York Rangers Interested in Mats Zuccarello to Return for Power Play Spark
February 27th, 2013 at 10:51 AM
***PHOTO1*** New York Rangers general manager Glen Sather said there's a chance the forward known as "The Hobbit" could be back in the Big Apple. Mats Zuccarello is currently playing with the Mettalurg Magnitogorsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), where he had 11 goals and 28 points in 44 regular season...

Brad Richards of New York Rangers is Best Candidate for a Buyout
February 21st, 2013 at 10:20 AM
***VIDEO1*** Examining the salary cap situation for the New York Rangers, it's easy to point to Brad Richards to be the subject to an amnesty buyout. The new NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement created a clause that every team would be subject to two amnesty buyouts that wouldn't result in a cap penalty....

Why Chris Kreider of New York Rangers Should Be Sent Down to AHL
February 19th, 2013 at 12:55 PM
***VIDEO1*** The New York Rangers have announced that Brandon Mashinter will start tonight against the Montreal Canadiens. That means that Chris Kreider will be a healthy scratch yet again. We at Rangers 101 are just going to come out and say it. The 21-year-old forward should be in the AHL if he's...

New York Rangers Unlikely to Make Offer for Ryan O’Reilly Despite Rumors
February 17th, 2013 at 2:07 PM
***PHOTO1*** Ryan O'Reilly had a great year for the Colorado Avalanche last season, leading the team with 55 points. The 22-year-old center has been unable to come to terms on a new deal, however. Pat Leonard of the Daily News confirmed that the Rangers have interest in the forward, but we suspect...

New York Rangers Re-Sign Cam Talbot to Two-Year Extension
February 16th, 2013 at 11:51 AM
***VIDEO1*** Reports say the New York Rangers have re-signed goaltender Cameron Talbot to a two-year contract extension through 2014-15. ***PHOTO1*** Sure, this may not be that big of news, but it could tell what the Rangers have planned down the line. Martin Biron is the team's current backup goalie, and his contract is...

New York Rangers’ Brian Boyle Knows He Must Step up Play
January 29th, 2013 at 1:49 PM
***PHOTO1*** New York Rangers head coach John Tortorella has stole headlines this week by saying the balance of his team is a "concern." The team's third-line center, Brian Boyle, agreed saying the team needs to play like it did in Saturday night's 5-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs to be successful. The...

Are the New York Rangers a Potential Suitor for P.K. Subban?
January 28th, 2013 at 12:25 PM
***PHOTO1*** Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin met with with P.K. Subbans's agent Don Meehan for a meeting Friday, leading to plenty of speculation what may lie ahead for the young blue liner. The two sides are still nowhere near a deal -- Montreal is using Florida's defenseman Dmitry Kulikov (two years,...